Julia E. Stein

Deputy Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Supervising Attorney, Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic

  • B.A. Georgetown University, 2006
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, 2009

Julia Stein is the Deputy Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. She supervises the California Environmental Legislation Clinic and the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic.

Prior to UCLA, she practiced at multinational law firms where she focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and land use practice, including litigating complex environmental cases in state and federal court, advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, and assisting clients through land use entitlement and development processes. She also has experience lobbying, drafting legislation, and orchestrating research and comments on significant regulations.

Stein earned her B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she was a Global Law School and Teaching Fellow, and Senior Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. After law school, Stein worked as an environmental attorney at Bingham McCutchen LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP.

Stein is an advisor to the Environmental Section Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association and immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s publication, Environmental Law News. Stein has co-authored a chapter in Natural Resource Regulation In California (Solano Press, 2018), and has published a number of pieces, including in California Policy Options, Environmental Law News, the Daily Journal, the Environmental Law Reporter, and Law360.com.